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If a landlord serves a section 25 notice on a tenant, and the tenant is advised by their agent not to respond to the landlord's solicitors but to deal only with the agent, what is the tenant's position when they later lose their security of tenure and can only remain at the property on unfavourable terms? Should the tenant have responded to the notice or applied to the court? Does it matter that they were advised not to respond?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/04/2021

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  • If a landlord serves a section 25 notice on a tenant, and the tenant is advised by their agent not to respond to the landlord's solicitors but to deal only with the agent, what is the tenant's position when they later lose their security of tenure and can only remain at the property on unfavourable terms? Should the tenant have responded to the notice or applied to the court? Does it matter that they were advised not to respond?

If a landlord serves a section 25 notice on a tenant, and the tenant is advised by their agent not to respond to the landlord's solicitors but to deal only with the agent, what is the tenant's position when they later lose their security of tenure and can only remain at the property on unfavourable terms? Should the tenant have responded to the notice or applied to the court? Does it matter that they were advised not to respond?

One of the methods of termination of a lease with security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), is service of a notice under LTA

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